Why didn't .net 2003 fix known bug

Close to a year ago I asked about a problem I was having 
where a CDateTime control using the Time format would 
change to the Date format by itself.  I was told this was 
a known bug.  That was with .net 2002.  I just upgraded 
to .net 2003, that bug being one of the reasons, and 
found it still exists.  This is very frustrating.  Is 
there anything that can be done when such a problem 
persists?  I'm using the standard version so I do not 
have the ability to report bugs, unless I want to pay 
first of course.  And having to pay to report a known 
problem just rubs me the wrong way. 
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vendor (14)
7/30/2003 5:05:35 PM
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On Wed, 30 Jul 2003 10:05:35 -0700, "Jack" <vendor@twmi.rr.com> wrote:

>Close to a year ago I asked about a problem I was having 
>where a CDateTime control using the Time format would 
>change to the Date format by itself.  


That's not very clear, do you have cite to a better explanation?

bullshark


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bullshark (19)
7/30/2003 5:29:22 PM
>-----Original Message-----
>On Wed, 30 Jul 2003 10:05:35 -0700, "Jack" 
<vendor@twmi.rr.com> wrote:
>
>>Close to a year ago I asked about a problem I was 
having 
>>where a CDateTime control using the Time format would 
>>change to the Date format by itself.  
>
>
>That's not very clear, do you have cite to a better 
explanation?
 
Ok.  I have a CFormView based app with a CDateTime 
control on it which is set to use the Time format.  Most 
times, but not every time, if I just open the dialog from 
Resource View, the format will be set to Short Date.  I 
change it back to the Time setting using the Porperties 
window, save the dialog, close and reopen it - the 
control format is Short Date again.  As long as I don't 
open the dialog, it won't change.  But when I do, nine 
out of ten times, I will have to change the format again.

Jack
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vendor (14)
7/31/2003 2:57:49 AM
>Close to a year ago I asked about a problem I was having 
>where a CDateTime control using the Time format would 
>change to the Date format by itself.  I was told this was 
>a known bug.

It's a known bug in the dialog editor, nothing (as far as I know) to
do with MFC at all.

As to why it wasn't fixed - I don't know. MS seem to have very large
lead times before fixes get back into products. Things are locked down
and can't be changed quite a long time before release - unless it's a
critical bug (data loss, crashing, etc). It is often *very*
frustrating when you've reported a bug months before release, and the
release still has the bug present.

Dave
--
MVP VC++ FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/vcfaq
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davidl (422)
7/31/2003 1:11:37 PM
How much of the old "The squeakiest wheel gets the grease" adage applies
here?  In other words, do you know that anyone at MS is even aware of the
problem?

"Jack" <vendor@twmi.rr.com> wrote in message
news:03be01c356bc$cac62710$a101280a@phx.gbl...
> Close to a year ago I asked about a problem I was having
> where a CDateTime control using the Time format would
> change to the Date format by itself.  I was told this was
> a known bug.  That was with .net 2002.  I just upgraded
> to .net 2003, that bug being one of the reasons, and
> found it still exists.  This is very frustrating.  Is
> there anything that can be done when such a problem
> persists?  I'm using the standard version so I do not
> have the ability to report bugs, unless I want to pay
> first of course.  And having to pay to report a known
> problem just rubs me the wrong way.


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7/31/2003 1:55:09 PM
>-----Original Message-----
>>Close to a year ago I asked about a problem I was 
having 
>>where a CDateTime control using the Time format would 
>>change to the Date format by itself.  I was told this 
was 
>>a known bug.
>
>It's a known bug in the dialog editor, nothing (as far 
as I know) to
>do with MFC at all.
 
>As to why it wasn't fixed - I don't know. MS seem to 
have very large
>lead times before fixes get back into products. Things 
are locked down
>and can't be changed quite a long time before release - 
unless it's a
>critical bug (data loss, crashing, etc). It is often 
*very*
>frustrating when you've reported a bug months before 
release, and the
>release still has the bug present.
 
Yeah, I figured since it wasn't causing anything more 
than annoyance that it was a low priority.  Although a 
years lead time should be enough one would think.  I'll 
set my sights on .net 2005 - if it's not fixed by 
then... ;)
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vendor (14)
7/31/2003 7:14:56 PM
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